Their first and best
Bo Brunoson | Kungsbacka Sweden | 08/29/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is the hot debut album by an english blues group who perhaps never quite reached the top of the mountain at the time, but for my part still counts among the classics today. Singer/guitarist Alvin Lee and the rest of the group give a warm, intense and very personal touch to much of the standard material on this record, with certainly has that lively edge you sometimes can hear in virgin performances.My personal favourites are their dynamic treatment of Sonny Boy's "Help me" and the hectic starter "I want to know". Alvin shows his ability to blend bluesy guitar riffs with smoking, jazz figures all over the record, while organist Chick Churchill adds much of the uniqueness to the easily detectible TYA sound. In my book this album was their best ever because of a beautiful freshness in sound and attitude which has never faded."